A rather unusual Xbox One video game has just appeared in the Windows Store and is now available to pre-order. Called, Perfect Woman, this game appears to be a blend of an educational tool and a Kinect game with political themes. The game covers a variety of social issues such as child workers and female sexuality and apparently scores players on how well they pose in front of the Kinect camera.
Here’s the official game description for Perfect Woman: Perfect Woman is a game inspired by the ubiquitous personality questionnaires featured in women’s magazines and the female roles they define. There are so many such roles emphasizing aspects of family, career, experience, sex and more. But these cannot possibly characterize the depth and complexity of a woman’s life. Perfect Woman uses these stereotypes as building blocks for you to be your OWN perfect woman.
The game is structured into progressive levels, each one representing a different stage in a woman’s life. Starting at the child stage, players must pose in front of a Kinect to mimic various poses that appear on screen. The better a player is able to hold the pose, the more “perfect” their rating for that level. Perfect Woman features a branching decision tree which serves to create a narrative of the character’s life. Past choices may make future choices more difficult. It’s not always possible to be perfect at every stage in life, and that’s perfectly fine.
It's unclear how seriously Perfect Woman will be dealing with all of these complex issues or even if the entire game is using some degree of parody in its presentation. One ambiguous screenshot for example (see above) shows the player reaching the level of “Child Worker” and dying at the age of 9. It’s pretty controversial but also ambiguous without any context.
Perfect Woman game is due for release in most regions on September 14th so more will become clear then as players give the game a try for themselves. For now though, let us know what you think about this rather unusual Xbox One game in the comments below.